Accompanied by guitar and drums, Victor presents a set that stretches from the serious thunder-funk of "U Aint Got No Groove" to classic performances of "Amazing Grace" and "Norwegian Wood." Oteil Burbridge joins him for the finale. Victor also discusses his thoughts about music as a language, the tradition of the electric bass, inspiration and practicing, and provides a brilliant 30-minute private lesson on technique. Special DVD features include an additional 60-minute interview in which Victor discusses the techniques he is working on now, influences (including Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Jaco, Curtis Mayfield and Prince), a multi-language feature to view the DVD in Spanish, German and Japanese, a beautiful unaccompanied solo by Victor.
This DVD features full-length performances plus in-depth interviews that include demonstration, discussion of technique and practice routines, along with specific playing examples. In the Chris Adler segment, this drummer from Lamb of God discusses his drums and cymbals, talks to his drum tech, describes his daily routine on tour, talks about warming up, and discusses what its like to be on the road. The Jason Bittner section features excerpts of this drummer from Shadows Fall in clinic from Germany, plus a lesson that includes Jasons in-studio performance of The Light That Blinds with an explanation of his drum part in that song. Also includes exclusive interviews with Chris and Jason, backstage at the 2005 Modern Drummer Festival. 2 hours, 35 minutes.
The second installment in this exciting and acclaimed series. Volume Two features fifteen thunderous drum solos from legends like Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Shelly Manne, Sonny Payne, Sam Woodyard, Rufus Speedy Jones, and others. Spanning the years 1947 to 1989, many of these performances have never been previously released on home video or DVD. Bonus clips include Bobby Troups history of the jazz drum set from 1958 and a great segment featuring The Gene Krupa Jazz Trio impersonating Russian musicians from 1946! Special DVD Features a photo gallery, notes on each clip, and a short bio of each drummer.